Zedtee sdn. bhd. Seminar by Mr. Wong Ing Yung

Zedtee sdn. bhd. Seminar by Mr. Wong Ing Yung March 22, 2012 at CSEAS, Kyoto University  Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit is one of the research sites of our project. In this area, forest management began in 1977 and is now managed by Zedtee sdn. bhd. Today about 20% of the area is allocated for planted forest with a 60-year license term and the planting of fast-growing trees such as Albizia is underway. In the remaining area, natural forest management is conducted with reduced-impact logging technique and 25 years cutting rotation. Anap-Muput is the only logging concession in Sarawak certified by the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) as sustainably managed.  We […]

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Developing a plant-survey method at Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit [Miyako Koizumi]

Developing a plant-survey method at Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit Miyako Koizumi (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)  There is global concern over sustainable development and mechanisms to provide incentives for the sustainable use of forests. There are two major problems in the development of such mechanisms. One is the economical problem of who and how to share costs and benefits. The other is the biological problem of how to evaluate ecosystems. The latter is considered highly challenging in tropical rainforests, where biodiversity is very high.  Biodiversity studies in tropical rainforests have been conducted by specialists, sometimes with the help of para-taxonomists. Their study sites are relatively small, usually less than 1 […]

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A report on joint research in Sarawak: the possibilities for study of ethnic Chinese by researchers and scholars from different fields [Tetsu Ichikawa]

A report on joint research in Sarawak: the possibilities for study of ethnic Chinese by researchers and scholars from different fields Tetsu Ichikawa(College of Tourism, Rikkyo University)  My study in Sarawak mainly focuses on the ethnic Chinese groups in that area. I have conducted the research, paying attention to the interactions between the ethnic Chinese and indigenous people in Sarawak. The interactions include business, mixed marriage, adoption and so forth. From the perspective of research experience in Sarawak, I would like to elucidate some of the characteristics of the research, performed by a team of researchers that integrate the humanities and science.  The major benefit for me to take part […]

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An overview of Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit [Hiromitsu Samejima]

An Overview of Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit Hiromitsu Samejima(CSEAS, Kyoto University)   East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) can be divided into following land categories in general¹ 1. Government land 1.1 Natural reserves such as national parks 1.2 Concessions (the lease of commercial exploitation rights) managed by private companies 1.2.1 Logging management in natural forests (selective logging) 1.2.2 Industrial tree plantation (Plantations of fast-grow- ing trees species (ex. Acacia mangium) 1.2.3 Oil palm plantations 2. Private property mainly employing the shifting cultiva- tion system of hill padi ¹There is some land that is earmarked for other use, but the area is small.  In sparsely populated East Malaysia, the major part of […]

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May 9 (Wed.), 2012: Cross-Disciplinary Research Workshop

Cross-Disciplinary Research Workshop Date:May 9(Wed.)15:00~17:00 Speaker: Miyako Koizumi Commentator: Hiromitsu Samejima At:Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Kyoto Univ. First Floor of East Build. Conference Room(subject to change)  Ms. Koizumi will report on her plant biodiversity survey at Anap-Muput, Malaysia.  Mr. Koizumi will report on the methodology, procedures, analysis and identification technique of the plants.  Ms. Koizumi will illustrate her study in an easy-to-understand manner for researchers of different fields.  Mr. Samejima will make a supplementary statement and explain how does he follow the study of Ms. Koizumi and tell us the current status of the study.

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